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Online Johnstantine

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2017, 03:39:14 PM »
I can not get behind or understand the raving amazement for All Star Superman.  Of all the critically acclaimed stories, that one has me scratching my head.  I'd take watchmen over that any day of the week.  Even TDKR is better written, though the art is atrocious.   I'd put Kindom Come as the king as far as D.C. Is concerned.

Did you even read All Star Superman?

There any news on the next trailer for TLJ?

We literally just got one. Don't expect to see it until later this year.

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
Did you even read All Star Superman?

We literally just got one. Don't expect to see it until later this year.

I own All Star Superman.  In fact that's one of the only graphic novels I really didn't enjoy.  Idk, just really don't see the fuss behind it.  Red Son, Earth One, even Death Of over that any day.  Supes really isn't my cup of tea, so there is that.  I'd love to upload a pic of all my graphic novels, but I truly suck at getting that done on here vs the easy way on social media.

Ah c'mon, that was a "teaser."   :ganishka:   Thought there was another convention soon. 

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2017, 12:37:47 AM »
In other Last Jedi news today: Rian Johnson doesn't just move scars across faces, it was also his request that R2-D2 accompany Rey to see Luke instead of BB-8, who now goes with Poe. The question is: why would it have ever been otherwise, other than all the BB-8 marketing? On that note, why not just have R2 be in Poe's possession in the first place? How much would that have changed your perception of the movie? Would people bitch even more about it being a ANH clone, or just go, "FUCK IT, R2 IS BACK! STAAAR WAAARS!!"

I haven't been following the development of TLJ so I'm coming from a place of pure ignorance, but is it wrong of me to take that as a (admittedly very small) sign that this movie might be headed in the right direction?  While Jar Jar Abrams was yukking it up about wanting to put Jar Jar Bink's skull on Jakku, Rian Johnson was running around making sure TFA didn't hinder his chances of making a great Star Wars film.

Based solely on this revelation, I'm calling it now:  TLJ will be the best Star Wars film ever made, leaving ESB in its dust.  :troll:

God I hope that's true. :sad:

Shadows of the Empire was a big one for me. I don't know how embarassing that is because I haven't read it since middle school, but I remember there was a sexy robot assassin that bones a lizard man so probably very much. On the bright side, it continued the character development of Luke and Vader from Empire in ways Jedi sort of passed over; Luke becoming more like a Jedi and Vader wrestling with his identity and place in the galaxy.

I've always felt like I've been missing out on some great things the EU has produced, but I just can't tolerate the silly side of the EU enough to get to it.  I love the idea of a book that develops Luke and Vader more, but the "anything goes" nature of the EU kills it for me.  (Although everyone raves about the Thrawn books so I might have to check those out.)

That's why I was optimistic about the Disney era books.  If these books are canon then one would imagine they'd put a gentleman's effort into their quality.  But so far that doesn't appear to be the case. 

Oh yeah? Because that's a pretty attractive argument, "Erase the prequels from your memories; it was only a bad dream!" :ganishka:

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For the record, my favorite episode was probably the one involving the Jedi kids trying to find those crystals in that cavern so they could build those light sabers. I can't remember much of it though, only that when it ended, I said to myself, "this was fine."


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« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2017, 07:13:59 PM »
I haven't been following the development of TLJ so I'm coming from a place of pure ignorance, but is it wrong of me to take that as a (admittedly very small) sign that this movie might be headed in the right direction?

I take that as a sign that Colin Trevorrow is calling Johnson right now demanding some changes to make sure TLJ doesn't hinder his chances of making a real shitty movie.


What, that's the wrong episode to enjoy in the critically acclaimed prequel trilogy tie-in cartoon? :iva:

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2017, 10:35:02 PM »
I haven't been following the development of TLJ so I'm coming from a place of pure ignorance, but is it wrong of me to take that as a (admittedly very small) sign that this movie might be headed in the right direction?  While Jar Jar Abrams was yukking it up about wanting to put Jar Jar Bink's skull on Jakku, Rian Johnson was running around making sure TFA didn't hinder his chances of making a great Star Wars film.

It sure doesn't hurt. Though, I really don't like that they moved the scar so dramatically, to the point that it couldn't conceivably have been the result of the wound in the previous movie. I'm fine with them fudging it, but just move it off his nose, not from the bridge to somehow over his eye (which I'm pretty sure would have blinded him in any case =). Also, it's just the most cliche of bad guy scars and far too thin and dainty. I like the head-canon theory that he healed it and then did a cooler scar himself. =)

Based solely on this revelation, I'm calling it now:  TLJ will be the best Star Wars film ever made, leaving ESB in its dust.  :troll:

God I hope that's true. :sad:

No way this can end poorly for you. :slan:

I've always felt like I've been missing out on some great things the EU has produced, but I just can't tolerate the silly side of the EU enough to get to it.  I love the idea of a book that develops Luke and Vader more, but the "anything goes" nature of the EU kills it for me.  (Although everyone raves about the Thrawn books so I might have to check those out.)

The bottom line is, good or bad, it's all disposable.

I take that as a sign that Colin Trevorrow is calling Johnson right now demanding some changes to make sure TLJ doesn't hinder his chances of making a real shitty movie.
What, that's the wrong episode to enjoy in the critically acclaimed prequel trilogy tie-in cartoon? :iva:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7dFMbubxr4

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« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2017, 04:20:22 AM »
I take that as a sign that Colin Trevorrow is calling Johnson right now demanding some changes to make sure TLJ doesn't hinder his chances of making a real shitty movie.

That's who's directing Episode 9?! Well that's. . . uh. . . Fuck.

What, that's the wrong episode to enjoy in the critically acclaimed prequel trilogy tie-in cartoon? :iva:

You can enjoy whatever you want.

It sure doesn't hurt. Though, I really don't like that they moved the scar so dramatically, to the point that it couldn't conceivably have been the result of the wound in the previous movie. I'm fine with them fudging it, but just move it off his nose, not from the bridge to somehow over his eye (which I'm pretty sure would have blinded him in any case =). Also, it's just the most cliche of bad guy scars and far too thin and dainty. I like the head-canon theory that he healed it and then did a cooler scar himself. =)

I just reread my post and realized I didn't clarify what I was talking about. I was talking solely about his R2D2 request.

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #81 on: May 11, 2017, 04:26:44 AM »
That's who's directing Episode 9?! Well that's. . . uh. . . Fuck.

You didn't know that!? Talk about a spoiler, huh. :carcus:

I just reread my post and realized I didn't clarify what I was talking about. I was talking solely about his R2D2 request.

That's fine, I was jumping off from the general "Johnson seems to know what he's doing" point. I do appreciate that he's boldly returning harmless cosmetic continuity errors to Star Wars, no special edition necessary. =)
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #82 on: May 25, 2017, 02:08:17 PM »
So far I'm enjoying the Clone Wars series. I'm almost through season 1.

Here's an article about the upcoming movie with some nice pics: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/05/star-wars-the-last-jedi-cover-portfolio
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #83 on: May 25, 2017, 04:42:12 PM »
Here's an article about the upcoming movie with some nice pics: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/05/star-wars-the-last-jedi-cover-portfolio

Some pretty cool shots in there, particularly this, potentially VERY SPOILERIFIC, set photo:

http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/59245798b2306f2287537fcf/master/w_1440,c_limit/star-wars-portfolio-06-2017-ss08.jpg

But I actually dig them all except the "formal" ones and maybe the one of Luke and Rey (not bad, but not particularly good either), otherwise they're all pretty flattering to their subjects. Again, also weird that I'm experiencing Luke Skywalker again almost exclusively through marketing and merchandising.

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« Reply #84 on: October 10, 2017, 01:18:08 AM »
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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2017, 02:24:40 AM »
Pretty cool, but the whole "raw powah!" thing is a bit overwrought, and of course it spoiled the whole movie. :ganishka:

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2017, 03:03:29 AM »
I like that they put Carrie Fisher in the center of the poster. A nice gesture.

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« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2017, 11:26:48 AM »
It looks better than the previous one in my opinion. We'll see.

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Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Reply #88 on: October 10, 2017, 04:51:48 PM »
I like that they put Carrie Fisher in the center of the poster. A nice gesture.

I mean, she is Princess General fucking Leia, and it's not like they gave her the extra large top spot like Luke. =)

It looks better than the previous one in my opinion. We'll see.

Yeah... it's all pretty general in that trailer so I hope there's meat on them bones. It can't live off being a successful revival in itself like the last did with some aplomb. Now it has to stand on its own and I'm not sure this whole raw power/grey Jedi thing is that inherently interesting to me, so we'll have to see what they actually do with it.

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« Reply #89 on: November 09, 2017, 01:42:27 AM »
Pretty cool, but the whole "raw powah!" thing is a bit overwrought, and of course it spoiled the whole movie. :ganishka:

They spoiled a tiny bit,  but I also look at trailers and assume all the twists they hint at won't happen. Like if the trailer had a bleak Luke Skywalker igniting his lightsaber and saying, "I'm sorry...", then the trailer cuts to a scene of a Jedi with a surprised look on their face in a somewhat comparable location, and then it cuts back to Luke swinging his lightsaber, I guarantee you Luke is not attacking that Jedi  :ganishka:

It varies by context, but I've gotten a bit of an eye for details in trailers in the past few years. It actually does me a disservice because my mind picks up on things I'd rather it not, which is why I haven't really read into this movie's trailer. Because I know I'll end up picking up one one detail and then when it comes time to watch the movie it'll be stuck in my mind and I'll just be waiting for that part to come, reducing my overall enjoyment of the film.
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